New Disney Vacation Club Villas are going to be built at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort at Walt Disney World. The new Disney Vacation Club (DVC) tower is expected to open in late 2024.
Disney Vacation Club just announced new villas coming to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort — projected to open in late 2024. The new DVC addition will also pay homage to the Spirit of Aloha show that will not return to the resort. pic.twitter.com/lr1gB5L6My
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Let’s take a closer look at that concept art.
The concept art depicts a large tower that ranges between six stories and nine stories high. Disney has not announced any specific details, such as how many guest rooms will be in the new building. They also haven’t announced any new restaurants or stores, but it’s safe to assume there will be at least one dining location.
The DVC tower will take over the area of the former Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show, which closed back in early 2020. The area marked in red is where the old Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show was held and where the new building will go.
This announcement continues the rapid expansion of Disney Vacation Club offerings at Walt Disney World. Recently, Disney expanded the DVC villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. They also opened the Riviera Resort, which is a full DVC resort, back in 2019.
This project will dramatically alter the views and theming around Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Currently, the resort uses longhouses that are surrounded by lush landscaping to surround guests in a tropical landscape. This new multi-story building will rise above the trees and be impossible to miss from most areas in the resort.
Speaking of theming, we can’t help but feel the concept art looks like it could belong to any hotel or apartment building. Disney’s modern designs have abandoned unique theming for generic offerings that could pop up anywhere.
In fact, doesn’t it look a lot like the concept art for the cancelled Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge project?
We’re not surprised to see the DVC expansion continue at another Walt Disney World resort. But, we wish the design and feel of the addition better suited its surroundings.